FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: , Public Education Director, 303-426-8900
January 30, 2012
The Palo Alto, California-based Meta Lilienthal Scholarship Fund has granted the American Indian College Fund $20,000 for scholarships for American Indian students attending tribal colleges and universities. The Meta Lilienthal Scholarship Fund was established by Ernest Lilienthal in the name of his wife. Meta Lilienthal, who died in 1947, was a pioneering feminist and an early supporter of minority rights and education.
Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, said, “We are pleased that the Meta Lilienthal Scholarship Fund is helping American Indian college students achieve their dreams in the name of a visionary woman who saw the need to support minority rights and education. These scholarships will give Native students, their families, and communities hope for a better future through education.”